Coronavirus News LIVE updates | Confirmed cases in SAARC countries
> India: 5,66,840 confirmed cases (includes recoveries and deaths)
> Afghanistan: 31,238 cases
> Bangladesh: 1,41,801 cases
> Bhutan: 76 cases
> Maldives: 2,323 cases
> Nepal: 13,248 cases
> Pakistan: 2,09,307 cases
> Sri Lanka: 2,039 cases
(Source: MoHFW India, news reports and Reuters tracker, as of 1.15 pm IST on June 30)
Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LIVE updates | COVID Control Room: 704 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total confirmed cases in the state now stand at 14,595, including 7,897 active cases, 6,511 recoveries and 187 deaths.
Coronavirus in Pakistan LIVE updates | Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan have risen to 2,09,307, according to Dawn. This figure includes patients who have recovered (98,503) and the death toll in the country which stands at 4,304.
While Punjab province has reported 75,501 cases so far, Sindh has reported 81,955 cases.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Indian Railways begins tatkal bookings for special trains
Indian Railways has started tatkal bookings for all special trains from today, a Central Railways official said. This will be applicable on journeys commencing from tomorrow (June 30).
Special trains are those which have their serial number beginning with 0. IR currently operates 230 special trains (15 pairs) that were started to help migrants reach their hometowns during the nationwide lockdown after usual train services were suspended to combat the pandemic.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Amid the surging COVID-19 cases in India, the country’s ‘first’ indigenous novel coronavirus vaccine ‘COVAXIN’ has got the nod for human clinical trials from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI).
Coronavirus LIVE updates | China (mainland) reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 in Beijing
China has reported 19 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for yesterday, up from 12 a day earlier, the health authority said. There were no new deaths.
Of the new infections, seven were in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in a statement. The capital city, which is battling a fresh outbreak, had also reported seven new infections for June 28. (Input from Reuters)
Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | Maharashtra Police: 67 more personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the total confirmed cases in the state’s police force to 4,810, including 59 deaths.
Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Health Department: 94 COVID-19 cases, 27 recoveries and four deaths were reported in Rajasthan today till 10.30 am. Total confirmed cases in the state have risen to 17,754, including 3,397 active cases and 409 deaths.
Coronavirus in Odisha LIVE updates | Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation asks private hospitals to keep staff in campus to check virus spread
As several health care workers and staff of private hospitals staying in different slums here being detected with COVID-19, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has asked the hospital authorities to ensure lodging of such staff members in their campus.
Coronavirus LIVE updates | WHO warning on COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Not even close to being over. Worst is yet to come’
The worst in the novel coronavirus pandemic could be still to come, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, six months on from when the outbreak began.
WHO has said that the pandemic was “accelerating,” particularly in the Americas.
“The hard reality is that this is not even close to being over,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a media briefing on June 29. “The worst is yet to come.”